Facts

DRAGONFLY’S MISSION

It is important to me that Native American art forms are honestly promoted. As a member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (I.A.C.A.), you can be assured that what I sell is genuinely made by Native Americans. The I.A.C.A.’s Mission is “to promote, preserve and protect authentic American Indian arts and crafts.”  I am currently a Board Member of the I.A.C.A. and serve as its Vice President for 2016.   I am also a Member of the Southwest American Indian Arts Association (S.W.A.I.A) and a Founding Donor Member of the National Museum for the American Indian (N.M.A.I).  Additionally, Dragonfly donates to the Native American Advised Endowment Fund of the Santa Fe Community Foundation.  This Fund, set up by world renowned Chiricahua Apache sculptor Allen Houser in 1993, works in both urban and rural communities to strengthen Native life-ways and to support Native people as they strive to make better lives for themselves and their families.

My specialty is jewelry and art from the Southwest in both traditional and contemporary designs. Over the years I have developed relationships with many artists. On the website you will find Zuni, Navajo, Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) and Hopi Jewelry. I also have artists from other Pueblos along the Rio Grande in New Mexico and Sioux, Chippewa and Comanche tribes among others. Additionally, there is always a nice selection of Zuni Fetishes for you to choose from. I attend Santa Fe Indian Market (S.W.A.I.A.) every year to keep up with the hottest new artists and the latest trends. There is always someone new to discover and something new to learn. Best of all, it is great fun. Indian Market is a real homecoming for over 1100 Native Artists and their families.

I also carry the wonderful leather and inlaid stone work of Charlie Favour who is not Native American but whose designs have a Native feel. You will always be informed if something is not Native American.


CONSIGNMENT/ESTATE PURCHASING

I am always interested in purchasing or consigning quality Native American works. Please contact me to discuss your pieces. I am also interested in purchasing any Natural Turquoise Stones from American Mines.


GIFT CERTIFICATES

Please contact us about Gift Certificates.


JEWELRY CARE

To keep your Sterling Silver Indian Jewelry bright, use a Polishing Cloth such as the Sunshine Cloth that we carry. A cloth with Jeweler’s Rouge is also useful. Never use any paste cleaner as it may damage the oxidized (dark) designs in the silver work. Paste and chemical jewelry cleaners can also damage the stones. Sterling will maintain its luster best if kept in a jewelry box or air tight container. Older pieces gradually obtain a darker patina which is desirable to collectors. Never polish an older vintage piece to a bright shine before first checking with a knowledgeable Native American Jewelry professional. If you have any questions about care of your collectibles, please do not hesitate to contact me.


LAYAWAY

Layaway plans are available to help you purchase those special pieces.


PERSONAL SHOPPER

I am also willing to hunt something down for you through my many sources and in my travels. Helping you build a collection at any level is my pleasure.


PRICING

I price my pieces reasonably at the artists prices and do not play the game of marking up and then marking down to advertise a constant sale. I believe this is an insult to you as the customer and the artists who produce these lovely pieces. However, you will find some pieces legitimately on sale on the website that have been in stock too long.


REFUNDS

I stand behind every piece I sell with a full refund if you are not completely satisfied.  Returns must be made within ten (10) days of receipt (minus shipping costs).


REPAIRS

We do repairs of Native American Jewelry.  Please contact us to discuss your needs.


SHIPPING

Orders are shipped via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail within the United States and include insurance.    Shipping via Priority Express U.S.P.S is also available.  Priority Express guarantees 2nd day arrival and usually arrives overnight.  Some items require additional boxing and shipping charges due to their size or fragile nature.   International Shipping is available.  Please contact us to determine the cost to your location.